Life is Precious!

My original post today was going to be about working towards getting healthy again.  Instead…it’s going to be a reminder about how precious life is no matter how hard infertility is.  When J and I first met, he had a roommate named John.  John was fantastic.  He’s an older gentleman around our parent’s age.  He and his wife are originally from WI (where we live) but have moved all over the world for his job.  They thought they had moved for the last time and bought the home where they planned to retire in Mesquite, NV.  John ended up getting transferred again to La Crosse, WI and his wife refused to move again.  He found J’s ad for a roommate on Craigslist and he ended up being one of the best things that’s happened to both of us.  He did the readings at our wedding and lived with us up until last July when he got transferred again.  We miss him ALOT!!!  You’re probably asking yourselves, where is she going with this?

This morning J sent me a text (he’s chaperoning the 8th grade trip to DC) saying John’s 12 year old granddaughter had been stabbed and is in the ICU and he was asking that we send out prayers.  Here is the news story:  http://www.wqow.com/story/25670033/2014/06/02/12-year-old-girls-stab-friend-19-times-in-planned-attack

My heart is just breaking for this little girl and her family.  I can’t imagine the devastation and trauma that they all, but especially P, must feel knowing that two girls she though were her friends had been planning to kill her for several months.  And what the hell is wrong with kids these days?  Why are they getting so violent and why aren’t their parents doing anything about it?  I don’t understand why so many parents are afraid to actually parent their kids.  Our parents weren’t afraid to parent us so why are so many of our peers afraid to do it.  

Life is a gift, it is precious and even during the extremely hard times, it is wonderful.  I am so Thankful that P is going to be okay, but she has a long road of recovery ahead of her.  If I could please just ask for your prayers for her and her family.  Not just for physical healing but also for the emotional trauma that I can’t even being to imagine she and her family is feeling. Please pray for strength, comfort and peace for all of them.  Thank you!

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6 thoughts on “Life is Precious!

  1. That’s just awful!! I agree that it is pretty strange how parents pretty much refuse to discipline their kids nowadays. Everyone just wants their kids to look up to them as their buddy and friend. Not their superior. And so many parents let their children play violent video games and watch violent tv. Think about it… if you practice killing someone for hundreds of hours on a video game, it’s going to be just that much easier to do it in real life. I believe that video games feed and create aggression in people of all ages. I know many disagree with me and I’m not trying to change anyone’s mind. That’s just the way I feel about it. So, I guess that’s my long winded soap box for the day lol. Sorry.

    • I agree with you. Especially if they don’t have parents teaching them right from wrong which apparently, these girls did not. Pay attention to what your kids are doing on the computers and what they are watching on tv.

      • Yep! I have already discussed with DH that I have no desire for Tru to play video games and we only have an antenna currently picking up 1-6 channels so tv is not a huge part of our lives. lol
        I really don’t want Tru sitting in the house playing games when he could be outside climbing trees or helping me garden or playing with his dog or whatever. And no internet for kiddos either. That news story mentioned that the 2 “friends” were interested in a death/horror website. Um, what are 12 year olds doing looking up that kind of website?????!!!

  2. I am so sorry for your friend and his grand daughter. I work in a classroom specifically for students with emotional disabilities and from what I have seen the parents just plain don’t care. The children are neglected, abused, and often times basically left to raise themselves. There is no discipline, no consequences and no ethical responsibility. It’s a shame that so many children have to go through such atrocities in life.

    I am a firm advocate of holding children accountable for their actions, but parents these days seem to give into whatever there child wants because it’s easier than actually parenting.

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